The Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways! Long story short, my FI and I were introduced by a mutual friend. Mutual friend was my first boyfriend waaaay back when and lived down the street from me. We lost touch through the years and rekindled our friendship on Facebook, Later that year, he aked me if he could give his BFF my phone number, since he knew I was single and had wanted to start dating now that my children were in their teens/early tens, and I said yes. FI and I hit it off over the phone and met in person the next day. We've been together ever since. The cool thing is that me, FI and our friend all ran with the same crowd, went to the same schools, and FI was always at our friends house down the street, but in all of these years FI and I had never, ever met.
Our engagement became official this past Christmas season and I feel so blessed. He is a wonderful father to my girls and a wonderful man to me.
Both of us are lapsed Catholics, although he and I attended Mass spordically in the past and do now. We have decided to return to The Church, and are planning a Nuptual Mass, and my former marriage has been annuled. Our desire to have the sacriment has led us back to our Catholic community and Mass, we have found (in our own way) a new hunger for The Lord. It is just so...amazing. This peace of soul that I feel.
The thing is, and I know that the wedding is 9 months away but I'm in Nursing School and have to use my breaks to plan, I have no clue what music to pick! I know I want a Te Deum for the recessional, I know that I want Schubert's Ave sung, but other than that I have no clue. Deacon mentioned that secular music is out, but that was in reference to my wanting my processional to be to Nora Jones' cover of Love Me Tender (it's gorgeous!).
So, can you ladies help with suggestions as to music? Also, do you think that a blessing from our priest on our new blended family, after the vows, is a good idea?
Sorry for the short novel, and thanks in advance!